War is the right word meaning they are killing more patients each year than any war. Over the last ten years, the numbers add up to a minimum of 3.5 million dead and that is only if you count the way doctors count. If you count the way I count, by including doctor ignorance of what can prevent death, like magnesium does in heart disease, the numbers would be millions higher.
After heart disease and cancer, medical errors kill more Americans than anything else does, claiming a quarter of a million lives a year, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University the British Medical Journal reports. Add to this number over 100,000 that die from properly prescribed medicines and you can see how quickly we reach 3.5 million dead over the last decade.
Medical error includes delivering the wrong drug, misreading a patient's chart, or operating on the wrong organ. A famous report by the Institute of Medicine in 1999 alerted America to the toll, estimating that medical errors killed between 44,000 and 98,000 people a year.
Dr. Gary Null and Dr. Carolyn Dean put together this table putting 10 year death rates at about 7,840,000 people dead from western medical care and that is per year not decade.
Adverse Drug Reactions
Lazarou(1), Suh (49)
Xakellis(7), Barczak (8)
Weinstein(9), MMWR (10)
Since that landmark report was published, U.S. hospitals, doctors, insurers, and regulators have taken steps to improve the safety of medicine but obviously they have failed miserably. The new study draws on four studies of deaths due to errors that have come out since the 1999 report. The authors extrapolate from those findings to reach their estimate of 251,000 annual deaths. Even that figure, they say, probably underestimates the actual toll, because it includes only deaths in hospitals, not in out-patient surgery centers, nursing homes, or other health care settings.
Doctors see nothing wrong with themselves, experience little personal distress over what they do to patients, and find their behavior rational, rewarding, and satisfying. Many doctors perceive themselves as superior beings. Their acts result not from deranged minds but from cold, calculating rationality that has been heavily conditioned by their professors in medical school and by the constant marketing efforts of the major pharmaceutical companies.
Americans are snookered into the medical system believing that what doctors’ offer will save their lives and prevent a lot of suffering. The majority of people believe in the medical pharmaceutical con–that the snake-oil remedies with all the side effects will actually cure their ailments. Many people believe this fantasy and are willing to bankrupt themselves and their families in the desperate and misguided need to believe.
American medical doctors have failed the American people. Millions of Americans and people in all other countries are dying unnecessarily. They are victims of indiscriminate manslaughter, crucified killed (in many instances murdered) by the premeditated practice of western medicine.
Medical History shows how normal this all is.
In the days when 1 in 6 women were dying of childbed fever a doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that all of the doctors that were involved in the birthing process were also doing separate research on dead bodies. This was before the discovery of germs, so these doctors did not sanitize their materials, use gloves, or wash their hands between working on dead bodies and delivering babies. Therefore, they unknowingly carried all of the diseases with them.
When he made this discovery, Semmelweis immediately began requiring that doctors in his department wash their hands before and after performing medical procedures. After some time had passed, Semmelweis felt that he had enough evidence to bring to the head of Vienna General and make the hand washing procedures required hospital-wide.
After listening to Semmelweis' theory and evidence, the head doctor not only refused to make the hand washing rules a hospital-wide practice, he forbid the doctors in Semmelweis' department from adhering to them!
He simply could not fathom that the doctors were the ones that were killing their patients. So he ignored Semmelweis, and attributed the disease to the ventilation system. Which, of course, led to more deaths and no progress.
The situation at hospitals is deteriorating very quickly as drug-resistant germs are leaving doctors helpless. In addition, if you go to a hospital, the odds are increasing dramatically that the drugs you need will be unavailable. The growing scarcity of sterile, injectable drugs is one of the biggest issues confronting hospitals across the country.
Modern medicine has lost its balance making hospitals one of the most dangerous places to be. They are often places that increase our chances of death through medical negligence and ignorance.
Hospitals have served as the cornerstone of modern healthcare systems around the world. Most people today are born in hospitals. Way too many people die in hospitals. It is a most lonely place to pass on.
No Cure for Western Medicine
“Health care is now such a blatant, odious, and ruinous racket that it is a little hard to believe that it hasn’t ignited an outright revolution or, at least, a workplace massacre in some insurance company C-suite.
It is a well-known fact that most Americans don’t even have $500 to pay for a car repair. How are they supposed to cope with a $5,000 deductible health insurance incident? Answer: they can’t. Their mental health is destroyed in the process of attempting to fix their physical health. Not uncommonly, they have to declare bankruptcy after a routine appendectomy or a visit to the emergency room to set a broken arm. Sometimes, they don’t even bother to go to the doctor, seeing clearly how this plays out.
The pharmaceutical industry has, of course, been allowed to convert itself into a simple extortion racket. Got an unusual kind of cancer? We have something that might help. Oh, it costs $43,000 a month….What kind of a policy allows this cruel and indecent grift to go on? Why, the Obama administration, which allowed the health insurance company lobbyists and their colleagues in Big Pharma to “craft” the Affordable Care Act — the name of which is must be the biggest public lie ever floated,” writes James Howard Kunstler.